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Free Introduction to Urban Agriculture Online Course

This free Introduction to Urban Agriculture online course gives you a basic orientation to the larger program and our topic overall.

Getting Started in Urban Agriculture

In this free introduction course, you will learn what exactly is "urban agriculture," along with essential definitions and concepts to help you get started on this exciting journey!

Throughout this intro course, you will explore some of the scholarly literature in the field of urban agriculture and investigate and record the basic requirements of your single chosen crop.

By the end, you will have a good understanding of urban agriculture and will know if you would like to continue in the series. You will have access to the course materials for one year after registration.

Complete the Whole Series and Save

Other courses in this series include:

  1. Free Introduction to Urban Agriculture
  2. GROW Short Course: Growing in Urban Environments
  3. GROW Short Course: Urban Agriculture Systems
  4. GROW Short Course: Urban Agricultural Business

You can also take all three of these courses in an instructor-led format that offers additional material and assignments with our Online Urban Agriculture Program.

On demand. Access any time.
6 hours
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Gail Langellotto

Gail Langellotto is a Professor of Horticulture at Oregon State University, where she also serves as the Principle Investigator of the Garden Ecology Lab and leads the statewide Oregon State University Master Gardener program. She has a M.S. and Ph.D. in entomology, and has published research on topics as diverse as the costs of starting and maintaining a vegetable garden, pollinator-friendly gardens, and the benefits of gardening to healthy eatingHer OSU Extension Service and outreach efforts are focused on communicating research-backed management practices to home gardeners. For the online Master Gardener and urban agriculture PACE courses, she supervises overall course development, and reviews and contributes to course content.

Mykl Nelson

Mykl came to the Pacific Northwest to enter the agricultural sector. He spent a handful of years at Oregon State University to retrain in a new undergraduate degree so he could finish with a Master’s of Horticulture. He is now creating and teaching courses at OSU as the Instructor of Urban Agriculture. Outside the university, Mykl gardens when he can and runs a number of nutrient cycling experiments.

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